Bagwell, Piazza hold HOF key for PED era

Updated: January 8, 2013, 10:57 AM ET
By Buster Olney

For the first time, there are signs that the morality police among the writers are beginning to recognize the cracks and inconsistency in their logic and voting standards. According the votes compiled over at Baseball Think Factory, the support for Jeff Bagwell is growing markedly, a significant development. He and Mike Piazza are to the Hall of Fall voting controversy what Ohio and Florida were to the presidential election -- the swing states, so to speak.

It does not appear that either Bagwell or Piazza will get in this year, but if their election comes in the next few years, they will represent a tipping point in thought among the writers.